Skip to main content

Full text of "Wellesley news"

See other formats


BST3M 'AsiseTis/A 



'UOPT' 



•uc 



Wellesley College Neuus 

Entered as second-class matter November 17, 1916, at the post office at Framingham, Mass., under the act of March 3, 1879. 



VOL. XXVIII. 



FRAMINGHAM AND WELLESLEY, MASS., FEB. 12, 1920 



No. 17 



SECOND GLEE CLUB CONCERT A 
SUCCESS. 



'['he second Glee Club concert, this time in col- 
laboration with the Harvard Glee Club, was held 
in the Barn on the evening of February 
7. The Wellesley singing was much better than 
ever previously, due in great part to the excellent 
leading of Doris Adams. >90. The Harvard Glee 
Club is always excellently trained and responsive 
to the direction of their leader. The choice of 
songs was not altogether fortunate, the entire pro- 
gram being somewhat too subdued for the mood 
of the audience. The blue and white decorations 
in the Barn added much to the festivity of the 
occasion. After the concert was over there was 
dancing in the Barn, Claflin, Stone, and Shafer 
until eleven-thirty. 

The Program for the Concert follows: 

PltOGRAJl. 

1. Down in a Flowr'y Dale (1541 ) Festa 

Wellesley and Harvard Glee Clubs 

8. The Gateway of Ispahan Foote 

Wellesley Glee Club 

3. Adoramus Te Palestrina 

Now Let Every Tongue Adore Thee Bach 

Harvard Glee Club 

4. O Heart of Mine Cloni/h-Leiter 

Wellesley Glee Club Quartette 

5. On the Water Mendelssohn 

Give a Rouse Bamtock 

Harvard Glee Club 

6. Wake, Miss Lindy 

Wellestey Glee Club 

7. Bedouin Love Song Foote 

Harvard Glee Club 

8. Topical Song 

Wellesley Glee Club 

9. Serenade Borodine 

Drake's Drum Coleridge-Taylor 

Harvard 1 Glee Club 

10. The Star of Gold Mana-Zucca 

Wellesley Glee Club 

11. Russian Carol Remsky-Karsakoff 

Wellesley and Harvard Glee Clubs 
Officers of Gi.ee Clubs. 
Wellesley Glee Club— 

Marjorie Butterfleld, President. 
Doris Adams, Leader. 
Harvard Glee Club — 

Dr. Archibald T. Davison, Director. 
Malcolm H. Dill, Leader. 
Joseph F. Lantner, Secretary. 
Stuart M. Crocker, Manager. 
Hamilton MacFadden, Asst. Manager. 
Orchestra for dancing — S. Seiniger. 

ROOSEVELT MEMORIAL FUND. 

At the death of Theodore Roosevelt, his friends 
wishing in some wa.y to perpetuate the memory of 
a man so truly representative of the American 
spirit, organized two funds. The first oif these — 
the Roosevelt Memorial Fund — will be used to 
purchase a memorial park at Oyster Bay and also 
to erect some suitable monument at Washington. 
However it is with the second — the Woman's 
Roosevelt Memorial Fund — that our interest as 
women and as citizens is chiefly concerned. With 
the money of this second fund, the Roosevelt 
birthplace in Xew York is to be bought and pre- 
served as a civic center. Colonel Roosevelt him- 
self was a staunch supporter of the belief that 
good citizens' were the result, of an education in 
the principles of citizenship. It is hoped that in 
time Colonel Roosevelt's theory will have been put 
into practice all over the country. 

(Continued on page 4, column 1 ) 



JUNIOR TEAS FOR THE FRESHMEN. 

To cheer and console the Freshmen after the 
ordeal of composition and mathematics examina- 
tions the Juniors gave teas at different campus 
houses. The after-math teas were given in Beebe, 
Shafer, Norumbega, Wood and Fiske; the after- 
c'oinp teas in Pomcroy, Stone, Freeman, Wilder, 
Cazenove and Claflin. Dancing and punch were 
the chief features of entertain. uent at all the 
houses, but some provided sjvvi:;! ".Tunis" as well. 
In Claflin the Juniors were dressed in Elizabethan 
costumes; Mrs. Chatterton ,as Queen Elizabeth 
was seated on a throne in the living-room, with 
Margaret Gray on one side and Dorothy Lindsay 
on the other. There were a page and herald to an- 
nounce the guests as they arrived. During the 
afternoon Margaret Jacoby and Edith Carol did 
interpretive dancing. Pomeroy was very gay with 
a five piece orchestra, made up of girls. Emily 
Weyl did her famous Al Jolson stunt, Ruth Gush- 
ing sang and Gwendolyn Wells d'anced. At Shafer 
the Sophomores were all dressed as pierrettes. 
Wilder and Freeman both had orchestras, and 
Kuth Bolgiano did solo dancing at Freeman. 



TO ALL WOULD-BE EDITORS! 



Those who were unable to come to the meeting 
on Thursday at which the competition for member- 
ship on the News board was explained may sign 
cards and find out the conditions in the office 
(Chapel Basement) on Monday morning, 8-8.30 

, r ,1 A <• ^ T , 

There are to be elected this Spring two new 
members from the Junior, Sophomore, and Fresh- 
man classes. This is the last chance for members 
of '21 and the first for '33 to try out for this 
branch of college activity. 



LIVING WATER." 



On Sunday morning, February 8, Dr. William 
Day of Bridgeport, Connecticut, was the speaker 
at Houghton Memorial Chapel. He took for his 
text "Sir, give me this water that I thirst not," the 
words of the Samaritan to Jesus at the well of 
Jacob. Dr. Day recreated that scene by the old 
well with his imaginative interpretation, stressing 
the need of the woman and the way in which 
Christ brought her to realize that "God is a spirit, 
and they that worship Him must worship in spirit 
and in truth." 

The need of that woman of Samaria for "living 
water" is paralleled many times in modern life, 
said Dr. Day, reading part of a recent letter from 
one who thought life was a racing express neither 
knowing or caring for the souls clinging to it in its 
headlong course and shaken from side to side. In 
this twentieth century the same need is felt and 
Christ still may satisfy it. 

In the movement of the Protestant church for 
fuller stronger life, the speaker hoped that the 
emphasis would not be on works alone, but most of 
all on that interpretation of the physical in terms 
of the spiritual which is the divine charge. 



SATURDAY TEA DANCES. 



Shakespeare, Alpha Kappa Chi, Tau Zeta 
Epsilon and Phi Sigma held open house Saturday 
afternoon, and those who attended the first con- 
cert tea danced at the various Society houses and 
at Cazenove and Washington House. 



SENIOR PROM. 

In spite of quarantine, snow, sleet, delayed 
trains, lack of trolleys, and other adverse circum- 
stances, 1920 held their Prom as arranged at the 
Somerset Hotel on the night of February (i. For 
the first time the class felt itself on a pre-war basis 
and the resulting dance compensated for all the 
social activities it had been called upon to give up 
during the war. The rose and buff ball-room with 
its decoration oifcpalms and ferns was an attrac- 
tive background for the gayety and color of the 
dancing throng. 1920 looked far from academic, 
and the mood of the evening was one of spontaneous 
pleasure, coming as a reaction from the uncertainty 
of the two preceding diays. The receiving line 
formed at nine o'clock and the guests were pres- 
ented to Winona Stevens, Chairman of the Prom 
committee, Mr. Davenport, honorary member of 
the class, Miss Tufts, and Helen Barnard, Senior 
President. The dancing began soon after and con- 
tinued until two o'clock, pausing only for supper 
which was served in the lounges and corridors. 
The music was exceptionally good, the only regret 
being that it was necessary to omit three dances. 
Before the last dance, the list of hotels to which 
the girls from various houses were to go was read, 
and though transportation was difficult, it was far 
easier than the long trolley ride back to Wellesley 
would have been. 

Every Senior who attended the dance must 
have realized, at least to some small extent, the 
executive ability and untiring efforts of Winona 
Stevens and her committee, Dorothy Compton in 
charge of transportation, and Grace Hartman in 
charge of hotel accommodations, Agnes McLouth 
in charge of refreshments and Ragni Lysholm in 
charge of music. Through the efforts of these girls, 
the Senior Prom overcame almost overwhelming 
difficulties and! has been written down in college 
records as the most successful yet given. 



ALL-COLLEGE CARNIVAL! 



On Saturday, February 14, from 3.00-9.30 P.M., 
there will be the all-college carnival with inter-class 
and individual competition. A cup will be awarded 
to the class and to the individual most successful 
in the following sports: 
Coasting-relaj r 
Skating (fancy and race) 
Skiing 

Snow-shoeing (cross-country ) 
The schedule of events is planned as follows: 
3.30-5.30 P.M. Competition. 
Supper, out-of-doors; hot-dogs, doughnuts, 

cocoa, coffee, etc. 
7.00 P.M. Announcement of winners and pre- 
sentation of awards. 
7.30 P.M. Inter-class snow-ball fight. 
7.30-9.30. All-college enjoyment of sports. 
But the hit of the day will be a band arriving at 
supper .time, and playing through from 6.00-9.00 
P.M. All come and join in the Winter-sport Car- 
nival — you're bound to have a rip-roaring time be- 
side an equally fine roaring fire! 



NOTICE. 



The Athletic Association wishes to remind all 
users of the skiis, toboggans, etc. belonging to the 
Association to kindly put the skiis and toboggans 
back where they found them, or at least to remind 
those to whom they hand over the apparatus to 
return it. Also, all individuals breaking or in any 
way injuring the apparatus are responsible for 
repairs, and are requested to report any injury. 



THE WELLESLEY COLLEGE NEWS 



Boarb of Ebitors 



Eleanor Skerry, 1920, Editor-in-Chief. 
Margaret Johnson, 1920, Associate Editor. 
Elizabeth Peale, 1920, Business ManageT. 
Dorothy Bright, 1921, Ass't Business Manager. 
Amelia DeWolf, 1921, Circulation Manager. 
Alice Richards, 1922, Ass't Circulation Manager. 



• Assistant Editors. 
Mary Baenet, 1920 Clemewell Hinchliff, 1921. 
Muriel Fritz, 1920. Elizabeth Sayre, 1921. 

Mary Dooly, 1921. Dorothy Williams, 1922 
Emilie Weyl, 1922 Margaret Griffiths, 1922. 
Elizabeth Woody, 1922 



PUBLISHED weekly during the college year by a board of students of Wellesley College. Subscriptions one 
dollar and fifty cents per annum in advance. Single copies five cents each. All contributions should be in the 
News office by 9 A. M. on Monday at the latest and should be addressed to Miss Eleanor Skerry. All Alumna: 
news should be sent to Miss Laura Dwight, Wellesley, College, Wellesley, Mass. All business communications and 
subscriptions should be sent to the Wellesley College News, Wellesley, Mass. 

Entered as second-class matter, October 10, 1919, at the Post Office at Framingham, Massachusetts, under the Act 
of March 3, 1879. Acceptance for mailing at special rate of postage provided for in section 1103, Act of October 
3, 1917, authorized October 30, 1919. 

LAKgviaw rwge«. printkhj, framinoh^ mab«. 



OUR REGRET. 



Every year the week end of Glee Club and 
Senior Prom leaves but one regret in the minds 
of the students — that it icun not happen oftener. 
It is such a pleasant sensation to have something 
to do and something to be able to take one's 
man to Wellesley. The dancing Saturday even- 
ings has aided a great deal this year, but even 
that has not been quite enough. Tea dances in 
the society houses if it were not possible in the 
dormitories would be welcomed. These need not 
occur every week, but occasionally when there is 
no dormitory dancing in the evening. It would 
seem worth while to increase the possibilities of 
playing here in Wellesley especially if it is pre- 
ferable for the girls to stay at college for the week 
ends instead of thronging to Boston every spare 
moment. This year the skiing and coasting as 
well as the evening dances have kept :a great many 
people at college for the week ends. Quarantine 
has also had the same effect — but the former 
reason is preferable. 



VOCATIONAL COURSES. 



The Ahimnae Quarterly for October contained 
an interesting article by Miss Shackford entitled 
"Vocational Courses Versus Education" in which 
she defended the point of view that "the liberal 
course is directed to perfecting, not the external 
equipment but the central, innermost, controlling 
power, or engine of mental life." Miss Shackford 
well upholds the contention that the college grad- 
uate is the better able to succeed in tne long run 
because of her theoretical training and mental dis- 
cipline, and she is undoubtedly right in saying 
that "many of the failures after college are due, 
not to the college, but to the student who has 
shuffled along without honest work or definite pur- 
pose" and that "college is not a place 'for doing 
what shiftless parents have neglected to do for 
their children." 

In the January Quarterly Mr. Sheffield takes ex- 
ception to the statement that "thinking does not 
pay financially." A great many students in Col- 
lege, especially the seniors, to whom the question 
is growing all-important are insisting that think- 
ing must pay financially. Perhaps this is partly 
why so many girls will not accept positions as 
teachers. The modern college graduate is. looking 
for work with a good salary and a chance for ad- 
vancement. But the question of vocational courses 
remains unsolved. Mr. Sheffield proposes a change 
in the college calendar as a partial aid to the stu- 
dent who wishes to use her time to the best ad- 
vantage. Further changes in the present curri- 
culum would have to be made to bring about an 
even half way vocational training system. The 
problem itself is not new, but it is one which is 
coming daily more prominently to the foreground. 
It is a good question to be thought upon not only 
by graduates and members of the faculty but by 
the students as well. To them belongs in great 
part the policy of the college in the future. 



A VISIT TO THE WELLESLEY UNIT. 

From the January Ahimnae Quarterly. 
Dear "Quarterly": 

I have not been asked to write you a letter, but 
I have just come back from visiting the Wellesley 
Unit at Lucy-le-Bocage, and I want to sing its 
praises. I have done so in Paris — largely — but 
after all it is to Wellesley people that one wants 
most to say these things. 

You know, of course, that the group of twenty- 
five villages in which the Unit is working lies in 
the department of the Aisne, that department de- 
vastated and redevastated by the German advances 
of 1914 and 1918, and near to Chateau-Thierry, 
name thrilling to Americans because of the many 
who fought there and the many who will rest there 
forever. It is a great satisfaction that American 
women can help in that sector, "to reconstruct 
the social fabric," as Julia Larimer, '07, head of 
the Unit, puts it. It is a double satisfaction that 
the work was undertaken at the request of the 
French Government. This official backing is in- 
valuable, but the personal response of the people 
is more touching still. 

Lucy-le-Bocage, headquarters of the Unit, is 
reached from Chateau-Thierry, and here I landed 
one rainy, chilly day in November. I had not told 
the Unit I was coming, so, like several others, I 
availed myself of the K. of C. bus. At the foot 
of a little lane, with a battered house on one side 
and a courtyard on the other with "M. P." painted 
on the doorway — memory of the American occu- 
pation — the K. of C. driver put me down in the 
mud. Such mud! A wise member of the Unit 
encountered in Paris had advised rubbers, and the 
K. of C. secretary had inspected mine paternally, 
although what he meant to do if they were not 
satisfactory 1 don't know, but now I understood 
this solicitude. I never saw such mud, it flowed 
down the stony little slope in a torrent and settled 
into sluggish pools. I zig-zagged squashily up the 
lane, known locally as the "Impasse de Chateau" 
but known to me as Wellesley Lane, and came to 
the barracks. 

Here is where our girls are living. Two long low 
buildings of unpainted wood and burlap and tar 
paper, surrounded by a shining field of mud in 
which a. trench mortar, a camion and a German 
prisoner were the outstanding features. Four Ger- 
man prisoners have been assigned to the Unit as 
workmen and arrive every morning under the 
guard of two cheerful young poilus, with rifles 
slung across their backs and leave with them at 
night. 

The arrangement of the barracks is the first 
evidence of efficiency. I had arrived very chilly 
and full of sympathy for anyone spending the 
winter in Lucy-le-Bocage, but before I had long 
been there I began to rather pity myself for liv- 
ing in a Paris apartment where central heating 
exists so often only as a rosy promise. The little 
stoves in the barracks were very comfortable, the 
rooms tiny but gay with chintz curtains, a plant, 
books, a photograph or two looked like college 
rooms seen through the wrong end of opera glasses. 
The caterer's boiler outside the dormitory door to 
furnish hot water, the clever arrangement of the 
two washrooms, all this pushing of limited means 



to a certain degree of convenience, with a dash of 
color thrown in, is an object lesson in itself. And 
one knows very well that the human beings who 
obtain a reasonable amount of comfort and order 
at the expense - of ingenuity and labor are the 
kind that are interested in obtaining the same ad- 
vantages for others. There is about it something 
of the classic spirit of the Englishman who dresses 
for dinner in the jungle, and the same implication 
of standard. There is no danger of anyone living 
in barracks; being too comfortable, but the gallant 
face put upon it is heartening. So, also is the fact 
that the actual building of this dormitory was 
directed by Berenice Van Slyke, '13. 

The "Community Room" running at right angles 
to the Dormitory shows the same happy adapt- 
ability, this time to the needs of others. In the 
corner is a piano presented by a departing negro 
regiment, many of the tables, stools and chairs 
delightfully decorated are from the Wellesley hut 
at Bordeaux where, as Wellesley people already 
know, they were made by convalescent soldiers 
under the direction of Agnesi Gibson. The room is 
open every evening, and cards, dominoes, checkers 
and the Victrola make it gay, the one note of 
gayety in that gray, battered little village where 
even before the war there was no sxieh community 
center. Every other week there is a miniature 
cinema, crowded with men, women and children. 
Two days a. week the room takes on a very busi- 
ness-lite aspect, counters made by the attached 
German prisoners are set up, goods brought forth 
from enemy-constructed 1 lockers, and Lucile Kroger, 
'11, with her cashier and other Unit assistants 
are installed in a "general store" where the vil- 
lagers may buy at less than cost, sometimes at half 
cost price, kitchen utensils, clothing, shoes, even 
stoves. Fancy whether this is a godsend in a dis- 
trict twice swept over by a German invasion, and 
where practically no means of transportation 
exists. The room also serves for English classes, 
where English of the most practical "first aid" 
variety is taught, such as the answer to "Is Belleau 
Wood far from- here?" "Where do the American 
ladies live?" How far is it to Bouresehes and 
Torcy?" — questions which it is hoped the invading 
tourist will have the tact to ask. 

The second barrack is taken up by the dining- 
room, where a picture of "College Hall," dear to 
old-timers, hangs above the mantle, by kitchen, the 
office of the "directrice" and the doctor's dispen- 
sary. 

The doctor was a little heavy-eyed that chilly 
November morning, for she and the nurse had been 
out most of the night, welcoming into the world 
a much-needed son of France. In a few months 
the cases treated by the doctor have risen from 
ninety to two hundred, an eloquent testimony to 
the value of this service. It is tiring and difficult 
service, and beyond its great medical value, it is 
significant in forging bonds between these two 
races upon whose mutual sympathy and under- 
standing depend much in the events of coming 
years. I last saw the nurse, Frances Bogert, '14, 
slim and trim in her driving coat, standing by her 
muddy car at the station, talking to three young 
French officers who looked as though these types 
of oversea womanhood were interesting. Set 
against the background of the conventional up- 
bringing of French girls, they stand out vividly 
enough. 

After lunch, Grace Crocker, Julia Larimer and 
I sallied forth, wading through the mud. Grace 
lost her rubbers several times, and at the foot of 
the lane Julia Larimer stopped and bought from 
an aged but active French woman a pair of "chaus- 
sons" — a sort of cloth shoe home-made even to 
rope sole — and ordered a pair of sabots, a very 
practical concession to local taste, f dare say be- 
fore the winter is over a row of sabots will stand 
before the barracks door. 

The village, huddled half-shattered in its muddy 
(■Continued on page 4, column 1 ) 



THE WELLESLEY COLLEGE NEWS 



THE INFORMATION EXPERT. 

The art director of a textile concern having an 
international reputation applied recently to a 
library school for a competent person to organize 
a library and information service for the benefit of 
the designers working under his direction. He de- 
sired some one with an alert, business-like mind 
and news sense; a person familiar with French 
and if possible with Spanish, Italian and German; 
some one who had studied art and was conversant 
with the principles of design; and if possible a 
college graduate. Beginning with this the art 
director's plan gradually expanded into a project 
for a general library for his firm, which should 
serve all departments and preserve such illustra- 
tions, pamphlets, books, periodicals 1 , and textile 
samples as might accumulate. This added another 
qualification to those desired in the candidate, for 
the position required a thorough knowledge of the 
library and museum and informational resources of 
the city in which the headquarters ot the firm were 
located. A first-rate worker was desired, and the 
concern was willing to pay accordingly. 

The above is but one example of the opportuni- 
ties which are opening to members of the library 
profession. Countless business houses today And it 
necessary to maintain libraries of their own. Their 
financial dealings and research problems, as well 
as the needs of their administration, require that 
they have prompt access to accurate and reliable 
information bearing upon whatever work is in 
hand. The Federal Reserve Board and some of 
the Federal Reserve banks, for example, maintain 
business and financial libraries. The General Elec- 
tric Company, the General Motors Corporation, 
the Studebacker Company, and the American Tele- 
phone and Telegraph Company have extensive li- 
braries. The New Jersey Zinc Company main- 
tains a system of libraries, one at its headquarters 
in New York City and others at its plants' in 
Pennsylvania and Illinois. Thoroughby equipped 
workers are needed for conducting all such libra- 
ries. These persons must have a good general edu- 
cation and the technical training provided by a 
library school in order to do effective work. 

Supplementing such libraries as those mentioned 
above, and closely' related to them is, of course, 
the public library proper, which today is sub- 
divided into specialized sections dealing with busi- 
ness, technology, manufacturing, and similar sub- 
jects, as well as with history, literature, and those 
topics which have been proverbially looked upon 
as a library's chief asset. Some public libraries 
have, for example, special business branches located 
in the heart of the business districts of their com- 
munities, where there are kept financial books, 
trade journals, government publications concern- 
ing commerce, clippings having to do with new 
developments in the business world, and often 
graphic illustrations of new business methods and 
achievements. This of course is only one part of 



II FINE DANCING CORSETS || 
II and TREO GIRDLES 

|| — At— || 

1 Madame Whitney's! 

If ROOM 29. Up One Flight. THE WABAN [I 

Also [I 

Silk Bloomers, Vests and If 

|I Stockings || 

|1 Handsome Gowns, Combinations, ff 

|| Skirts, Negligees and Brassieres || 



HATS 



Showing Velours, Riding Hats, 
Sport Hats, Tailored Hats, 
Dress Hats and Fur Hats. 
Also Fur Hats Made To Order. 



KORNFELD'S, 



65-69 Summer St., 
BOSTON 



the work of the general library. It has a peculiar 
function today because it is looked upon as a help 
to the schools. Teachers and students today in the 
high schools and colleges cannot accomplish much 
without the best library equipment, whether this 
be in the form of a collection in a special library 
building, a department in the school itself, or ar- 
rangements for special use of collections by the 
general library. The college library is of course 
an established institution, in which many persons 
'ake positions who wish to work in the educational 
field, but who do not have a taste for teaching. 

In the period of the war the United States gov- 
ernment made extensive and highly profitable use 
of library workers 1 — in fact of the seven so-called 
welfare agencies the American Library Association 
was the only one which represented a thoroughly 
professional body. The librarians who conducted 
camp and army hospital libraries in this country, 
who served in the transport service, and who went 
over-seas to the base ports, areas of occupation, 
and Library War Service headquarters- in Paris, 
were able to take up their work immediately and 
without preliminary experiment because it was to 
them a matter of every day professional activity. 
Millions of books were placed at the disposal of 
the men in camps and hospitals, and even in the 
lines. The work thus done was recognized as hav- 
ing an important bearing upon the morale of the 
troops. 

Every bit of general education which he has, 
counts heavily in the equipment of a librarian. He 
is likely to be asked questions upon all conceivable 
subjects, and must know how to deal tactfully and 
successfully with all types of people. In addition 
a very extensive library technique has grown up 
involving the knowledge of classifying and catalog- 
ing book collections, familiarity with the thousand 
and one reference books which are of importance 
to every librarian, knowledge as to how to select 
and buy books, some idea as to the requirements in 
planning a library building, and many other topics 
upon which service to the public depends. A num- 
ber of training schools have been established for 
giving this preparation. Such schools are located 
at the New York- Public Library, New York City ; 
at the New York State Library, Albany; at Pratt 
Institute Free Library, Brooklyn; at Simmons Col- 
lege, Boston; at Syracuse University, Syracuse, N. 
Y.j at the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh; at 
Western Reserve University, Cleveland; at the 
University of Illinois, Urbana ; at the University 
of Wisconsin, Madison; at the Carnegie Library of 



Atlanta; and at the Los Angeles Public Library. 
The new possibilities opened by the expansion of 
library work not only in public libraries, but in 
school, college, and special libraries, mean the 
growth of a new profession, and one which may 
well claim the attention of college students who 
are considering a choice of vocation. It puts its 
members in the way of giving real service not only 
to their own institutions, but to their communities, 
for all library service is national. In fact the 
spread of information and the intelligent living 
which it makes possible are essential to progress. 



EXHIBITION OF LINCOLN PICTURES. 

A collection of pictures dealing with the life of 
Abraham Lincoln, and with interpretations of his 
physical appearance as made 'by various artists, will 
be on exhibition in the Farnsworth Art Museum 
from January 31 through February 17. The pic- 
tures are lent by the courtesy of the Boston 
Public Library, and of Mr. Walter Rowlands, of 
the Department of Fine Arts at the Library. 
They include prints of the many photographs, 
manuscript reproductions, enlarged daguerrotypes, 
etc., gathered by Doubleday, Page and 1 Company 
for the Life by Miss Tarbell; a great many photo- 
graphs and prints of photographs showing- 
Lincoln's appearance at different periods of his 
life, including photographs of the life mask; a 
number of photographs of Lincoln by illustrators; 
and photographs of the chief sculptured repre- 
sentations of Lincoln, including not only those of 
St. Gaudens, Mr. Barnard, and Mr. Borgium, but 
also some well-known works. 

The pictures are arranged as far as jjossible ; n 
chronological order, which gives an interesting op- 
portunity to study the development of Lincoln's 
face, as well as to obtain a swift concrete impres- 
sion of the life and significance of that great ex- 
ponent of the American democratic ideal. Those 
who are anticipating the lecture by Mr. Borgium, 
on February 13, dealing with the sculptor's prob- 
lem in creating a suitable embodiment of Lincoln 
will find desirable preparation for profitable listen- 
ing in a visit to this collection. E. W. M. 

II For Your Guests II 

II ROOMS CAN BE OBTAINED AT || 
II MRS. STONE'S || 

1| 18 BELAIR ROAD WELLESLEY || 

2 " " m " ' '" ' tiMtiiiiririiiiiitimriiiimii! immimi m mm, iiimrn minium* = 

-•""""i»""""" i iiimmim mmnmiimimi, urn i mmimimmim n.immicmuiiimS 



THE WELLESLEY COLLEGE NEWS 



Roosevelt Memoiual Fund. 
(Continued from page 1, column 1) 
In each college house there has been appointed a 
representative of the college committee, which in its 
turn is a representative of the larger committee. 
These girls will be glad to talk with any who are 
interested particularly in either Theodore Roose- 
velt or in the work that is 'being done in his 
memory; they will be glad too, to receive any con- 
tribution to the Roosevelt Memorial Funds. Money 
may also be turned in directly to Katharine 
Mohler (C. A. Office). 

Representatives in Houses. 

Cazenove E. Davidson 

Pomery Dorothy Blossom 

Beebe Ivy Friesell 

Shaf er Eliz. Parsons 

Tower Ct Carolyn Willyoung, Chairman 

Gladys Baggs 

Claflin Eleanor Edwards 

Noruimbega Eleanor Livingston 

Freeman Catherine Hughes 

Wood Ann Iglehart 

Wilder Gladys Hale 

Stone Dorothy Lewis 

Birches Erma Bell 

Crofton Alice Dunham 

Waban St Louise Grayson 

Abbott St Elizabeth Vaughan 

Noanett Mary Cooper 

14 Weston Rd Alexandra Leith 

Eliot Florence Merwin 

26 Cottage Marie Brennan 

7 Leighton Elizabeth Birmingham 

10 Leighton Grace Freeman 

Leighton House Blanche Schlwek 

Mrs. Nyes Hildegarde Jacobs 

Lovewell Helen Locke 

Elms Virginia Jennison 

Joslin Eleanor Booth 

Washington Julia Weinberg 

Webb Bernice Anderson 

A Visit to the Wellesley Unit. 
(Continued from page -2, column 3) 
roads, looks deserted but for the two French sol- 
diers in their horizon-blue lounging by the church, 
but as "les Dames Americaines" walk along, a 
figure appears at every door or a face at every 
window, and greetings are shouted back and forth 
across the mud holes. American popularity may 
be low in Paris, but in Lucy-le-Bocage one may 
evidently still bask in approbation. We visited 
several families and heard some requests for the 
"loan" of a German prisoner to set in a long de- 



The 
Clement Drug 



lompany 



N. CLARK CLEMENT, Pharm. D. 



DRUGS 



All the Best Candies 



\V aban Block, corner 

Grove and Washington Streets 

\Vellesley, Mass. 



For Out-Doors and In-Doors 

MALLINSON 

J 1 Silks de Luxe 

are the invariable first choice 
for the girl who appreciates 
character, style and quality. 

The silk inspirations for 1920 
are:— 

INDESTRUCTIBLE VOILE 
PUSSY WILLOW DEW-KIST 

In plain colors and new prints 

KUMSI-KUMSA DREAM CREPE 
FISHER-MAID NEWPORT CORD 
KHAKI-KOOI KLIM AX-SATIN 
CHINCHILLA SATIN THISLDU 
ROSHANARA CREPE 

(All trade-mark names) 

By the yard at the best Silk Departments — 

in wearing apparel at the better Garment 

Departments and Class Shops 

The name MALLINSON on 
the selvage marks the genuine 



H. R. MALLINSON & CO., Inc 

"The New Silks First" 

Madison Avenue— 31st Street. 

NEW YORK 




layed pane of glass or to sweep the road. Yes, 
that is the solution of the mud, sweep it away with 
the great brooms of twigs familiar to all French 
sojourners. Practically every home in the village 
is badly damaged; some seem hopeless, beyond re- 
pair, others have one livable room. The largest 
house, that of the mayor, has only one room left, 
and that with a hole in the side, a great gaping 
framework of roof stretches over the ruined re- 
mainder. 

All the way back in the stuffy train to Paris I 
felt proud to have any relation with the Wellesley 
College Relief Unit, and I think that all Wellesley 
women feel the same way. 

Loyally yours, 

Clara de Morrini, 
(Clara Stanton More, 1904). 
Pari9, November, 1919. 



attract large audiences are: What Women Need 
to Know as Citizens; Registration, Primaries and 
Elections; How the New England Town is Gov- 
erned; How our Cities are Governed; The Consti- 
tution of Massachusetts; The Business of the Gen- 
eral Court; How the State Departments Work for 
the Welfare of Massachusetts; The Judge and the 
Jury; State Control of the Delinquent, Defective 
and Dependent; The Federal Constitution; How 
Congress Does Its Work; Electing the President; 
The President and His Cabinet; The Leading Poli- 
tical Parties; The Government and the High Cost 
of Living. 



WELLESLEY IN THE NEAR EAST. 



MRS. GILSON, SPECIAL CITIZENSHIP 
LECTURER. 



That women all over Massachusetts are vigor- 
ously and rapidly preparing themselves for Citizen- 
ship is the report of Mrs. Claude U. Gilson, special 
lecturer for the Citizenship Department of the 
Massachusetts Woman Suffrage Association. A 
great awakening is taking place, suffragists and 
old time antis and women hitherto indifferent to 
the whole question are today earnest students of 
government and practical politics in their deter- 
mination to be ready for the new responsibility of 
voting. Clubs, church organizations, and indepen- 
dent groups are having courses of lectures and 
many speakers are arousing interest at forums and 
other popular meetings. American women will 
soon rival English women in their political knowl- 
edge and interest. Some of the topics which today 



For a second year Wellesley has guaranteed the 
support of a unit of five of its graduates who are 
carrying on relief and reconstruction in Constan- 
tinople. Wellesley is the only college that is thus 
wholly supporting such a unit and is able to do 
it through the combined effort of students and 
alumnae. The War Service Committee in addi- 
tion has cabled $^000.00 for immediate relief work 
and hopes to send a similar sum before long. 



3,000 SALARY GOES TO A WOMAN. 



One of the highest salaried political positions 
ever given, to a woman in this country goes to 
Mrs. Jean H. Norris who has just been appointed 
by Mayor John F. Hyland of New York to be 
City Magistrate. Her term of office is seven years 
and four months and her salary $8,000 annually. 
Mrs. Norris has been serving as temporary magis- 
trate in the Woman's day court. Her permanent 
appointment is a recognition of her ability. 



THE WELLESLEY COLLEGE NEWS 




THE- PARLIAMENT- OF* FOOLS 



THE DIRGE OF THE MEM. THAT WAS 
NOT. 



It \v;is a muddy, storm)' night; 

To dinner I'd an invitation. 

She hoped I would refuse, of course, 

But I was keen for dissipation. 

Besides, she owed me ninth cents 
I did not want her to forget. 
I stumbled up through slime and slush- 
She hadn't come from classes yet. 

It was twelve minutes past the hour — 
She had not come; I paced the floor. 
My spirits drooped as halibut 
Proclaimed its presence through the door. 

Just then, a figure darted past. 
Removing layers rapidly — 
"My dear! I'm sorry I'm so late, 
They kept us at the gym, you see.'' 

She speedily disrobed, and as 
The bell began its nightly howl, 
She stuck a napkin in my hand 
Connected with an ancient towel. 

"Go wash, my dear," she said to me, 
(I really thought I was quite clean — 
At least, I thought the spots that weren't 
Were too well-covered to be seen.) 

We dashed into the dining room, 
(My skirt ripped in the closing door.) 
Besides — the towel was in my hand ! 
(The napkin's honor was no more.) 

We bent our heads. I counted ten 

And bravely plunged into the soup 

And then a female, grim and stern 

Over my hostess' chair did stoop. 

"You'll have to leave," was what she said, 

"There is no ticket by your plate." 
****** 

My moral, friends, is — rent your meals 
Ahead of time, should you be late. 



"FOR WHAT WE ARE ABOUT TO 
RECEIVE—" 



An unusual silence having occurred during the 
saying of grace in Strong, a voice was heard to 
offer the petition, "Oh Lord, give me a napkin." 
— Vassa r Miscellany. 



NAUGHTY-NAUGHTY. 

"He has an ocean of experience." 
"Nautigal knowledge, eh?" 



— Tiger. 



TOO TRUE. 

Ellen — "Cheer up, old top, you'll get her yet." 
Lee — "You're always looking on the dark side." 
—Pitt Panther. 



"Her cheeks are like strawberries," raved the 
adoring Soph, of his Allentown belle. 

"Yes," said the Senior, a veteran, "They come in 
boxes." 

— Burr. 



Due to the intricacies of the queries received by 
the "I No" Editor and his able assistants we feel 
that it is only fair bo our young seekers after 
knowledge to consult foreign authorities before 
publishing our final decisions on certain knotty 
problems'. It will also be necessary to eliminate 
7,962,833 of the answers to make room for Sunday 
Chapel and Free Press. In answering the remain- 
ing two questions (found below) we wish to 
acknowledge the following sources— 

Slobus of Hygiene — author unknown. 

Abe and Ham — Henry Preserved Smith. 

Snappy Stories and The R*d Book. 



ANSWERS TO QUESTIONS. 
To the Editor "I No." 

Dear Sir: A sophomore told me that if I didn't 
know what bury bury was I couldn't pass hygiene. 
If this is so why is it so and what is bury bury? 
Please tell me. 

Lovingly yours, 

Clarimel, '23. 
My dear Clarimel: 

As your hygiene professor has no doubt ex- 
plained to you during one o<f your periods of 
mental inertia — beri beri (for so it is spelled by the 
natives of that vicinity) is a seaport of southern 
Sicily famous for its — can you guess? — its berries. 
There is something about the Sicilian berries which 
is essential for health — some say we'll have to do 
without them now that John Barlycorn has died 
but I don't believe that; do you? 
Helpfully yours, 

I No. 
To the Editor: 

Dear Miss I No — My whole childhood has been 
-haunted by the dreadful question, "Where was 
Moses when the light went out." Now that some- 
one kindly explained that to me I want to aks 
you this. Where was he the rest of the time? My 
Bible teacher keeps asking me and when I an- 
swered "In the dark" she didn't seem to get the 
point. Is the answer "In the light" or "In Egypt" 
or what? Frantically, 

Arbutus, '32. 
My poor Arbutus: 

Before we decide, this question may we advise 
that you take a little rest? Your brain seems 
wearied (no doubt from overwork) and while we 
ponder over the perigrinations of the patriarch we 
would suggest that you spend a few days in Simp- 
son cottage. Perhaps the Doctor will be able to 
help you. Sympathetically yours, 

I No. 
To the Kid that writes this stuff: 

I No, old dear — It's a. swell idea of yours to 
write this column, simply swell. Listen dearie; 
what I wanna know is this. I got two fellas up 
here — a peach at Harvard and a prince at Tech. 
Both of them think I'm engaged to them and 
they've each gone and told the other guy. What 
should I do because they gave me the mit and I'm 
lonelier than heck. Lemme know, soon. 
lyOts of hugs, 

Sweet Kisses. 

Ardent Lover — "Do you think you could manage 
to five on $45 a week, darling?" 

Obliging Sweetheart "Yes, dearest, bui what 
will you do?" 

Orange Peel. 



DR. STANLEY E. HALL 
DENTIST 

THE WA<BAN WELLESLEY. MASS. 

WELLESLEY INN 

WELLESLEY, MASS. 

Afternoon Tea served from 

3 to 6 P.M. 



TAXI SERVICE 



Perkins Garage 

SUMNER FROST, Proprietor 

69 Central St.,Wellesley, Mass. 



Telephone 
Wellesley 409 

Cars to Rent — Automobile Trips to White 
Mountains — The Berkshires — North and 
South Shores — Baggage Transferred to and 
from the station. Complete line of tires, 
tubes and automobile accessories 

Look, for cars marked 'E. O. P." 



FOUND: — Platinum Bar Pin in village, Frfday, 
February 6th. Inquire: — Emily I. Case, 31 Free- 
man. 

FOUND: — A Sigma Alpha Epsilon pin on Sun- 
day. Inquire: — Helen E. Burgner, 351 Claflin. 



Read this 
Column 



Dr. EBEN MOORE FLAGG 
Orthodontist 

558 Washington St., Wellesley 

Office Hours, 9 a. m. to 12 m. 1 to 5 \t. m. 

Graduate of New York School of Dentistry. 

TELEPHONE, WELLESLEY 471— M 



ECONOMY 

Let B. L. KARRT. the Local Tailor, do your 

TAILORING, CLEANING, PRESSING 

Workmanship and Satisfaction Always Guaranteed 

PRICES MODERATE 

B. L. KARRT 

Welle.ley Square, Opp. Post Office Tel.Wel. 217-R 

PORTRAITURE 

Developing, Printing, Framing 

WELLESLEY STUDIO and 
FRAME SHOP 

James Geagnan 
WELLESLEY SQUARE TEL. 413M 



THE WELLESLEY COLLEGE NEWS 



Des Moines Delegates 

Introduce World Citizenship 

Groups 

DESTRUCTIVE INDUSTRIALISM. 



"Japan is making tremendous efforts to build 
up her industrial life rapidly. Since the opening 
of the World War thousands of new factories have 
arisen in which the working hours are excessive. 
The strain upon workers is destructive. Of nearly 
2,000,000 operatives, more than 600,000 are women, 
of whom 300,000 are girls of from ten to eighteen 
years! Many of these women work sixteen hours 
a day; only one or two rest days per month are 
allowed. The workers are often housed in com- 
pany dormitories where sanitary conditions are 
most objectionable. After two years many of 
these women leave the factory broken in health. 
Multitudes fall victims to tuberculosis and their 
substitutes are sought from the rural districts. 
The stream of country people moving continuously 
to the industrial centers is working great damage 
to rural life." — 'from Interehureh World Mov't 
pamphlet on Japan. 

Some of the girls who want to tell you many 
more interesting things about Japan are: Miriam 
Boyd, '21, Frances Brooks, '20, Katherine Taylor, 
'20. 



(FOR "CHINA GROUPS STUDY CLASSES") 



"Fee-ft-fo-fum, I smell the blood of — a people 
straining against the bonds of their past and striv- 
ing to attain to higher levels of government, edu- 
cation, social conditions, religion." Thus the 
"Ecfttern Giant," China, "The Sleeping Giant" mut- 
ters as he turns over. He is bound by the cords 
of illiteracy, superstition, custom, tradition. As 
he sleeps he has nightmares of a people unprepared 
and inexperienced in Western ways adopting 
wholesale the Western commercialism and social 
customs. He has, too, flitting dreams of attempts 
to weed out the old dynastic government and to 
transplant the sapling of Democracy; of move- 
ments to install an adequate educational system 
and thus pave the way for future leaders. Until 
the day when he can offer adequate training to his 
students, The Giant depends upon Western insti- 
tutions of higher learning. The action of the stu- 
dents in their protest against the Shantung deci- 
sion may be regarded as an earnest desire for a 

LOOK FOR THE BLUE SIGN 
W&tlh&ltp &ea ftoom & Jfoob &f)op 

ALICE G. COOMBS '93 .'. GRACE I. COOMBS, *94 

Wellesley Square, Over Post Office. Telephone 

OLD NATICK INN, 

SOUTH NATICK, MASS. 

Rooms with Bath Good Meals. 

Griddle Cakes with Maple Syrup in Tea 

Room — Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays. 

Telephone— Natick 8610 

MISS HARRIS, Manager 



WMEBAUGHSrEROmE 

■BOOKSELLERS 



STATIONERS 

471 FIFTH AY3 

opp. library: 





...u uacnousn) among the coining generation in 
Cnina. ' 

Will Western students be acquainted with the 
facts in regard to China, so that they may com- 
prehend the tremendous importance of the neces- 
sity that The Giant be prepared when he really 
wakens, to take his place among the international 
puwers and with them work out the problems of 
the Orient and Occident? Does our generation of 
" Wellesley 's daughters" know conditions which 
prevail while The Giant sleeps restlessly? Already 
there are many Wellesley girls working in his land 
— shall we here not gird ourselves with the Sword 
of Knowledge of facts so that we may be pre- 
pared to help cut the Giant's bonds? 

In order to gain possession of such a sword, one 
way would be to join one of the several China 
Groups to study conditions in China. These groups 
begin next week, so watch C. A. Bulletin Board for 
lists to sign up for group, time, place of meeting. 
— "Wellesley's daughters, altogether let us — 
KNOW." 

G. R. Lutke, 1920, 



INDIA— THE UNSATISFIED. 



"The range of disease found in India is aston- 
ishing to a Western physician, and the exercise of 
the comxnonest sanitary precautions is only be- 
ginning to be introduced in the larger towns. 
Cases of smallpox, leprosy, bubonic plague and 
various skin diseases are frequently encountered 
in the streets, and these diseases are regarded as 
humanity's inevitable fate. 

"The practice of medicine in India and in the 
adjacent regions is still largely in the hands of the 
old-school physicians — successors of the 'vidya' of 
classic times and of the 'hakim' of the Moslems — 
supplemented by the surgical skill of the village 
barber. 

"The great growth of mills such as the cotton 
mills of Bombay, the jute mills of Calcutta, the 
steel mills of Sakchi or Jarnshedpur, and the 
mines of coal, mica, silver and many others, in 
conjunction with the steady shifting of multitudes 
of workers from the quiet villages to the busy, 
grimy and deadly slums, mark the change that is 
coming over this dreamy old land." — from Inter- 
church World Mov't pamphlet on India. 

Eleanor Booth, '23, Eleanor Burch, '21, Mar- 
garet Eddy, '22, Elizabeth Peale, '20, and Ruth 
Roche, '20, want to tell you a great deal more 
about India. 



THE NEAR EAST. 



li= 



Armenia, Syria, Mesopotamia, Palestine, Persia, 
Arabia, Egypt and the Balkans, as well as other 
sections of that part of the world whose names 
mean even less to us than these, are included in 
the region designated by the name Near East. 
And is it wrong to assume that these names mean 
little to us? In my own case at least, it is emphat- 
ically not. 

And yet those lands have millions of inhabitants 
human as we are. But living under what different 
conditions ! Mohammedanism is the prevailing re- 
ligion and to it may ibe laid the responsibility for 
many of the existing conditions, particularly those 
under which the women are forced to exist; for to 
us accustomed to the freedom of America, the 
life typified by the harem is better termed exist- 
ence. To study Mohammedanism in this and its 
other aspects would indeed seem a fascinating 
prospect. 

To learn of the health conditions is different. It 
means a continual receiving of shocks and a con- 
stant effort to grasp facts startling beyond be- 
lief. "Fifty per cent of the population suffer 
from malaria," said Doctor Haas of Adana, in 
speaking at the Des Moines Conference; and while 
the enormity of that fact was still engrossing us 
he continued telling us of the appalling number 



of cases of blindness, then describing the pitiful 
ignorance with which sufferers from tuberculosis 
are treated. Instead of being given the best of 
care and all possible chances for recovery, they 
are thrust out from their homes — become outcasts. 
Those of us who were privileged to be at Des 
Moines have found our fascination aroused by the 
bits of information we gathered but we are still 
unsatisfied. We want to know more and we want 
more shocks. No doubt there are some others in 
college who would Ike to join us 1 in our quest on 
Thursday, February 19, at 4.40 P. M. Do you 
find it true that the better grasp of a subject you 
have the more interest you have in it? Give the 
Near East a chance. Don't condemn it unheard. 
Emily Elizabeth Gordon, 1922. 



LATIN AMERICA. 



What do you know about Latin America? 
If you are well-informed you must know at 
least these facts. 

1. The completion of the Panama Canal inaug- 
urated' a world movement to Latin America. 

2. The business interests of the world are being 
centered on South America. 

3. In Latin America there are the richest un- 
developed natural resources in the world. There 
is the opportunity for the production of all the 
food for the whole world. 

4. There are many great intellectual centres 
which are unsurpassed by any others in the world. 

5. Latin America is progressing in every way 
except spiritually. The highly educated men of 
this country say, "Forbid us from Religion." The 
masses follow them. 

6. In Latin America there is more need of de- 
velopment, and the work and efforts of eager 
workers than in any other part of the world, ac- 
cording to those men who come to us with news 
from South America. 

Marion Lockwood. 



DES MOINES DELEGATES. 



Which Country 
South America 

M. Haddock 

H. H. Jackson 

Marion Lockwood 
Africa 

M. White 

M. Ryard 

Barbara Bean 
India 

M. Eddy 

R. Roche 

E. Booth 

E. Burch 

E. Peale 



is Your Specialty? 
China 

E. Luce 
H. Locke 
G. R. Luthe 
H. Bailey 

Japan 

F. Brooks, 
M. Boyd t 
K. Taylor 
A. Merrell 

Near East 
E. Gordon 



Time and place of the groups will be posted on 
the class boards February 16. 



Wbt Jjtotttoon House 

Open the year round. 
NORTH SUTTON, N. H. 
R. W. Seymour 
proprietor 
An ideal place for a rest or for winter 
sports. Toboganning, snow shoeing, coast- 
ing, skiing, sleigh riding and skating are 
among the attractions of the House avail- 
able to the guests. 

The Huntoon House is on the approved 
list for Wellesley College vacationists. 

The rates are reasonable and the table 
excellent. Write for circular and more 
complete information. 



THE WELLESLEY COLLEGE NEWS 



Blumnae IDepartment 

(The Editors are earnestly striving to make this de- 
partment of value by reporting events of interest to 
Wellesley Alumna; as promptly and as completely as is 
possible. The Alumna; are urged to co-operate by lend- 
ing notices to the Alumna; General Secretary or directly 
to the Wellesley Collece News.) 



CHANGES OF ADDRESS. 



ENGAGEMENTS. 

'16. Caroline F. Lansing to Samuel Newton 
Bacon, Williams, '16. 
'19. Helen M. Lumsden to Mr. A. T. Stanwood. 
'19. Louise H. Anderson to Mr. Horace Wood. 

MARRIAGES. 



'01. Mrs. R. F. Campbell (Julia Rerryman) 
to 6 Pearson Drive, Asheville, N. C. 

"11. Mrs. C. W. Bosworth (Mildred Brooks) 
to 33 Blackamore Ave., Auburn, R. I. 

'16. Mrs. Donald O. Friend (Anne Burdett) to 
63 Columbia Blvd., Waterbury, Conn. 

'16. Mrs. Theodore Moore (Helen Sampson) to 
25 N. Forge St., Akron, Ohio. 



MARY KNAP AND HER WORK FOR BLIND 
CHINESE CHILDREN. 



'19. Thorne-Halc. On January 31, at New 
York City, Margaret Curgon Hale to Gilbert 
Thorne, Jr. 



BIRTHS. 



'11. On December 30, in Worcester, Mass., a 
son and third child, Richard Spaulding, to Frances 
Spaulding Robinson. 

'12. On December 22, in Ansonia, Conn., a son 
and second child, Franklin Rogers, Jr., to Esther 
Schmitt Hoadley. 

'13. On June 14, 1919, in Pittsburgh, Pa., a 
daughter, Joan Carolyn, to Constance Block Strass- 
burger. 

'16. On November 18, in the Philippines, a son 
to Lucy Chandler Fuller. 



DIED. 

'14. On February 1, at Wilkes Barre, Pa., 
Mary M. Gittinger of pneumonia. 



Among all the courageous undertakings of Wel- 
lesley women who are devoting their lives to the 
use of others, none is more courageous or more 
touching than the work of Mary 'Knap, '15, for 
little blind children in China. No one could do 
this work so well as one who has herself so cheer- 
fully ignored her own deprivation oif sight, and no 
work is more pitifully needed. 

In the spring of 1918 a fund was started by 
some of her friends at home to help support a 
little blind girl in the school at Shiu Hing, in 
South China, where Mary was teaching. The cost 
of the support of one child was only $2.5. Ad- 
ditional gifts made the support of another child 
possible. The Missionary Committee voted last 
year an appropriation of $50 for Mary Knap's 
use, and is expecting to make another this year, 
larger if possible, though the limitations of the 
funds make difficult the enlargement of appro- 
priations. 

Mary Knap is now in a school for the blind at 
Kowloon, Hong Kong, for reasons which she tells 
in a letter sent to her aunt, Mrs. Murdock: 

"This institution was founded about twenty-five 
years ago by a German Mission, and has been 



For the 
Campus 



JUST the thing girls! A Beret 
Tarn, made in Europe where 
the style originated. Woven 
in one piece, all wool, light 
weight, clings as lightly to the 
hair as a snowflake. 

Just the thing, too, to express 
vigorous class patriotism. Get 
your class to adopt them. Be 
the first to put over this new 
vogue in college headwear. 

Beret Tarns can be ordered in 
any one of the following colors 
through your local college 
dealer — 




COLORS: 

Cardinal 

Qolf Red 

Navy Blue 

Copenhagen Blue 

Tan 

Receda Qreen 

Hunter Qreen 

Myrtle Qreen 

White 

Purple 

Sand 

Brown 



If Your Regular Dealer Canno r 
Supply You "Write Direct To 

HIRSCHBERG & COMPANY 

339 Fifth Avenue, New York 



carried on very efficiently by the Germans all 
these years. The German ladies who were in 
charge of it were allowed to stay here all through 
the war, but as soon as the armistice was signed 
and peace was well on the way, the Hong Kong 
Government decided that they would have to re- 
turn to Germany at once, giving over their work, 
property, and everything into other hands. The 
Government itself was not very anxious to be re- 
sponsible for the work, and was willing to give 
it over to the French Catholics, who were very 
anxious to get it, but the Protestant missionaries 
were opposed. The Church of England, there- 
fore, promised to assume the responsibility of 
managing the work and providing partial support 
if the Government would help. II proved to be 
most difficult to find workers, and the Govern- 
ment threatened that if workers were not found 
before a certain date the institution would be 
given over to the Catholics. 

"At last, as a last resort, they wrote to us at 
Shiu Hing and asked if there were any possible 
way in which we could help. Of course there was 
no way except for me to come down and take 
charge of the work until permanent workers 
could be found and prepared. Although I hated 
to leave my little school, and could hardly be 
spared, still it seemed to be my duty to come. 

"It is quite different work from Shiu Hing, for 
this is purely an industrial institution for girls 
who have finished school. The only industry is 
knitting. About 35 of the girls spend all their 
time filling orders for knitting, and about 10 
spend their entire time doing the housework. I 
am thinking of starting some brush-making with 
the girls who cannot knit very well and some of 
the housework girls who have extra time. 

"I brought Oi Lin down to Hong Kong, and 
find her a fine little companion. She is growing 
fast and learning a lot of valuable things every 
day. She is with me much more than in Shiu Hing, 
and is learning English very fast. I have just 
made her two little foreign dresses, and she looks 
quite cute in them." 

It should be remembered, in connection with the 
work that Mary 'Knap is doing, that the blind 
girl-child in China is a peculiarly helpless creature, 
likely to be cast out by her own people, if they are 
poor, and with no decent way of life open to her. 
Therefore, if ever there was a work which re- 
claimed human waste and made of it something 
happy and useful, it is this of hers. The Mission- 
ary Committee had hoped to raise its gift to $100 
for this year, but because of the failure of the 
Service Fund to provide for increased appropria- 
tions, this may not be possible unless some special 
gifts are received. If any members of the College 
wish to make an additional gift to the work of 
this brave alumna, the Committee will be happy 
to send it on. 

E. W. Manwahing. 



LEGISLATIVE AIDS FOR NEW VOTERS. 



Any one wishing to be clearly informed on the 
Initiative and Referendum law should secure from 
the Boston League of Women Voters, Little Build- 
ing, Boston, the number of "A Citizen's Guide" 
just issued and which is devoted to Mrs. Lewis 
Jerome Johnson's lucid and accurate explanation 
of this complicated measure. 

Another aid to the "tangled web" our legislators 
weave will again be issued during the present session 
of the General Court, by the Legislative Committee 
of the Massachusetts Woman Suffrage Association. 
This is the Legislative Bulletin edited by Mrs. Lois 
B. Rantoul, Chairman and issued weekly. Digests 
of measures especially those of interest to women, 
are given with date of hearings, records of votes 
and such explanation as is needed lo follow a meas- 
ure intelligently. This bulletin is free and 1 will be 
mailed to anyone who asks to be placed on the 
mailing list. 



THE WELLESLEY COLLEGE NEWS 



CALENDAR. 



February 13. '8 P. M. Billings Hall. College 
Lecture Course. Mr. Gutzon Borglum. Ad- 
dress commemorative of Lincoln's birthday. 

February 11. 3 to !).30. Winter Carnival. 

February lo. 11 A.M. Rev. James Austin 
Richards of Winnetka, 111. 
7 P.M. Speaker to be announced later. 

February 16. 7.45 P.M. Billings. Mr. Hanford's 
ninth lecture in the series on Citizenship and 
Government. Political Parties, Party Or- 
ganization and Methods in the U. S. with 
particular reference to the activity of 
women in party affairs. 

February IS. 4.40 P.M. Billings Hall. Singing 
by the Hampton Quartet. 

WEEK OF PRAYER. 

Do not forget 'that Dr. James Gordon Gilkey 
comes for the Week of Prayer, February 24-27. 
He will have regular meetings each afternoon in 
the chapel at 5 o'clock. The topics for these meet- 
ings are as folows: — 

1. An Intelligent Religion. 

2. An Individual Faith. 

3. A Deeper Consciousness of God. , 

4. One's over work for God. 

Look in next weeks Neu:s for further notices. 

MUSICAL VESPERS AT ST. ANDREW'S. 

Special musical services are being given at St. 
Andrews Church every Sunday afternoon at 4:30. 
These services last about an hour land are always 
over in plenty of time for students at the College 
to get their evening meal. The music consists 
of the more popular sacred selections both an- 
thems and solos. 

The program for Feb. 23, at 4:30 is given below 
as an example of the sort of. services given each 
Sunday: 

Prelude "Adoratio et Vox Angelica Dubois 

Magnificat in G Vincent 

Nunc Dimittis in G Vincent 

Anthem "The Day is Past and Over" Marks 

(Solos by Master Aiden Tailby, Soprano 
Mr. F. W. Buxton, Tenor) 



Character Analysis From 
Handwriting 

Send 10 Line Sample IN INK 

Price, Twenty-five Cents 

Do not send stamps 

R. M. BKOWN 

34 PLEASANT ST., LUDLOW, VT. 



ARE YOU INTERESTED IN 

Art, 

]Vlus?c, Literature or 

French ? 

Spend Next summer in EUROPE. 
Seeing, Hearing, and Learning about 
your special interest under expert leader- 
ship, at Reasonable Rates. 

All Tours Visit the Battle Fields. 

— For further particulars see — 

MARGARET SHEDD, 21 Shafer 



ANTICIPATING SPRING 

We Invite Your Consideration of Our Attractive New Models 
for Early Season Wear. 

Gowns Suits Coats Hats 

Modes as Smart as they are Youthful and Becoming 

Also New Undermuslins, Hosiery, 
Shoes — in fact everything to wear 

Our Shopping Counselor is at Your Service — without charge 



Jordan Marsh Company 

Boston's — and New England's — Greatest Store • 



Offertory Anthem "In Heavenly Love Abiding" 

Parker 
Quartett 

Mrs. M. Peckham, Soprano. 
Miss L. Snow, Alto. 

Mr. F. W. Buxton, Tenor. 
Mr. Ralph Davis, Basso. 
Postlude "Toccata" from Suite Gothique 

Boellmann 
Charles Ansel Young, 
Organist and Choir master. 
The services are preceeded by a short organ 
recital by Mr. Young, and will include examples 
of the traditional and modem church music. 



SPREAD OF CITIZENSHIP WORK. 



WOMEN'S BUREAU URGES COLLECTIVE 
BARGAINING. 

Collective bargaining as one of the standards for 
employment of women in industry is urged in the 
first annual report of the Woman's Bureau of 
the U. S. Department of Labor, which was made 
public today. The report further urges that 
"Women doing the same work as men shall re- 
ceive the same wages, and such proportionate in- 
creases as the men are receiving in the same in- 
dustry." 

The Woman's Bureau, was created a 3'ear and 
a half ago to meet the war-time industrial condi- 
tions, but was continued by act of Congress be- 
cause, as members stated, of the demonstrated 
importance of its functions. 

The report concluded with a complete statement 
of the standards urged toy the Woman's Bureau 
for the employment of women, including a maxi- 
mum eight hour day, one day rest in seven, and 
the abolition of home work in connection with fac- 
tories or other industrial establishments. 

Miss Mary Anderson, the present director of 
the Bureau, is the first trade union woman ever 
appointed to head a federal bureau. iShe is a boot 
and shoe worker toy trade, a member of the execu- 
tive board of the International Boot and Shoe 
Workers' Union and Chairman of the Washington 
Committee of the National W omen's Trade Union 
League. 



ENGLAND HAS FIRST WOMAN 
MAGISTRATE. 

The first woman magistrate to serve in England 
has (been sworn in at Stalybridge. She is Mrs. 
Ada Summers and as the Mayoress will preside 
over a Police Court. A recent act of Parliament 
makes British women eligible to the bar. 



Nothing is so strong as an idea whose time has 
come is certainly being illustrated by the rapid 
extension of the education for citizenship work 
undertaken by the Massachusetts Woman Suffrage 
Association. During the few months •since the As- 
sociation offered the opportunity, classes have 
sprung up all over the State, attended toy large 
ntimlbers of eager and interested women. 

New courses in Citizenship will toe opened dur- 
ing January toy Mrs. Claude U. Gilson in Andover, 
Lawrence, Newton Centre, Newton Highlands, 
Somerville and Fall River. 

Mrs. Henry M. Bowden who is directing the 
Education for Citizenship work in Hampshire and 
Hampden Counties, reports that many classes have 
been established, some with the W. C. T. U. and 
the Women's Clubs co-operating. West Spring- 
field, Ware, Holyoke, East Longmeadow and Pal- 
mer will have conferences or classes during Janu- 
ary and February. 

Mrs. George Gleiwlon is organizing Bristol 
County and Plymouth County in the capable 
hands of Mrs. Clara M. Folger who is establishing 
classes in several towns. 



VALENTINES 



"MENU 


E 


for 


V 




E 


.ENTINE'S DA Y 


R 




Y 




B 


Kisses, Hugs, 


O 

o 


Squeezes 


Y 


Caresses — 


H 


Devotion 


U 




N 


Attention 


G 


A ppreciation 


R 
Y 



Love 

SATISFY THAT HUNGER 

FOR VALENTINES AT THE || 

Sue Rice Studio [j 

10 GROVE STREET, WELLESLEY I!